Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy 90th to Angela!

 Angela's debut...and a pretty impressive one!
In Gaslight with Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotten,
she played Cockney maid, Nancy Oliver.
At 17 years of age, Angela had to be accompanied by a 
social worker on set.
She earned $500 a week, and an Academy Award Nomination
for Best Supporting Actress.

 A shot from Til The Clouds Roll By, 1947...

 and The Harvey Girls, 1946.

 Lunch break with Basil Rathbone on the set of 
The Court Jester, 1956.

 In The Manchurian Candidate, 1962,
Angela played Laurence Harvey's mother, Mrs. Iselin,
but in reality she was only 3 years older (at 37).
Lucille Ball was briefly considered for the role. 
Mame brought Angela to Broadway...
when Roz Russell backed out of the role.
A glamorous part, with over 20 costume changes,
10 songs and dance routines.
Angela came out on top, of course,
with a Tony Award for Best Actress
and super-stardom.

 As Mrs. Lovett (top) in Sondheim's Sweeney (1979),
for which Angela won her 4th Tony,
and Madame Arcati in Blythe Spirit.
Oh, and in between...12 years of the
very popular Murder, She Wrote,
in which Angela starred and later co-produced.

"From ingenue to dowager," 
in 90 short years...

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